National solar event organizers know their venues are the perfect time to offer training opportunities, and attendees can take maximum advantage of their time away from work. Training can be as short as hour-long seminars on specific solar topics during an energy fair to full pre-event workshops ranging from several days to a week. These trainings can help get folks up to speed on different solar topics before they attend the solar event—or they can offer learning opportunities for those wanting to start solar businesses. For individuals already in the biz, NABCEP continuing education credits are offered through new product training and technical updates. One example is the upcoming “Solar Success” training to be held before the 2010 ASES National Conference (see www.solar-success.org for more information).